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E channel at HKG with expired passport

Old Oct 13, 17, 5:31 am
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E channel at HKG with expired passport

Hey

i have the e channel access at HGK being a UA frequent flyer with multiple arrivals and HKG.

my passport just expired (still carry it as it has my mainland visa). Can I still use e channel on my next visit or do I need to go get them to transfer my new passport?
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Old Oct 13, 17, 6:28 am
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You can still use it with your old passport but once you've gone through the gate, find an officer (there's always one behind the gates) and tell him/her that you got a new passport and would like to transfer the bar code (along with all your info) to your new passport. The process should only take a few minutes.
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Old Oct 13, 17, 6:43 am
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What kittiyut said. Take your old passport with you for an easy transfer. I went through this a year or so ago.

And for the record, HK Immigration and Customs officials are among the most friendly, genuine and helpful people out there. They are sincerely happy that you are visiting their country (okay, Special Administrative Region of the PRC). When I moved initially from the HKIA "Frequent Visitor Card" to the e-Channel, I even told the guy--"you folks are nicer and more welcoming than those agents of my own country".
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Old Oct 13, 17, 7:22 am
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awesome! thank you guys!
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Old Oct 13, 17, 9:24 am
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Please follow this in the Hong Kong forum.

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Old Oct 13, 17, 10:27 am
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Agree with that - it's 100x more pleasant visiting through HKG e-Channel than it is to deal with US agents as a US citizen.

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What kittiyut said. Take your old passport with you for an easy transfer. I went through this a year or so ago.

And for the record, HK Immigration and Customs officials are among the most friendly, genuine and helpful people out there. They are sincerely happy that you are visiting their country (okay, Special Administrative Region of the PRC). When I moved initially from the HKIA "Frequent Visitor Card" to the e-Channel, I even told the guy--"you folks are nicer and more welcoming than those agents of my own country".
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